Kalypso Expands PLM Practice Leadership with New Partner - Rod Walters

August 17, 2011

BEACHWOOD, Ohio – Kalypso, the world's premier innovation consulting firm, announced today that Rod Walters has joined the firm to lead the growth of its PTC Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) implementation practice and team.

The people of Kalypso are leading business professionals who combine a depth of experience in select industries with unparalleled expertise in product and process innovation. Rod brings over 25 years of experience in PLM and enterprise software solutions to Kalypso's clients. He has served the retail, high technology, communications, manufacturing, utilities, and transportation industries.

“Rod has an outstanding track record of driving real improvement across a wide range of industries,” said Bill Poston, the managing partner of Kalypso. “We are thrilled to bring his deep PLM knowledge and extensive experience leading enterprise PLM programs to the community of Kalypso clients. He will do an outstanding job managing our rapidly growing PTC implementation practice.”

Prior to joining Kalypso, Rod spent 10 years at PTC as a senior vice president with leadership responsibilities including field sales, services and global alliances and partnerships. Having served as the executive sponsor for many of PTC’s largest customers, Rod understands how to extract value from PLM technology. He has a true appreciation for the organizational complexities and management challenges that accompany any attempt at driving large-scale transformational change through the deployment of enterprise PLM systems.

Rod is based in the San Francisco Bay area and will work with client executive teams to transform their innovation and product development capabilities. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Harvard University.

About Kalypso

Kalypso is the world's premier innovation consulting firm, helping clients improve performance, drive profitability and create sustainable results by delivering on the promise of innovation. The people of Kalypso are leading business professionals who combine unparalleled expertise in innovation, product development, and product lifecycle management (PLM) with a depth of experience in the consumer goods, high technology, manufacturing, medical device, life sciences and retail industries.